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World Poetry Poetry Proudly Presents Jude Neale from Canada!

The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer, Anita Aguirre Nieveras and host/super tech, Israel Mota welcomed Jude Neale of Bowen Island to the radio show.
A great time was had by all even though there were a few tech difficulties.
Music by Jude Neale, Ariadne and Susan Cogan.

CLICK HERE FOR THE SHOW   (The show seems to have recording problems)


Jude Neale  Blue Gown

Jude Neale  was shortlisted for the Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize (Ireland), The  International Poetic Republic Poetry Prize (U.K),The Mary Chalmers Smith Poetry Prize shortlist (UK), The Wenlock International Poetry Prize (UK), The RCLAS International short story and Poetry Competition (Canada) where she placed second in both categories. She was long listed for the  Canadian ReLit Award and the Pat Lowther Award for female writers for her book Only the Fallen Can See (Canada), shortlisted for Editor’s Choice, Hurricane Press (USA), she placed second in the prestigious 2014 Pandora’s Literary Collective Poetry Competition and recently was a finalist in The Magpie Poetry Competition. She  achieved honourable mention in the Royal City Short Story Competitionand and was recently shortlisted twice for The Magpie Poetry Award. She has justlaunched her third collection of poetry, A Quiet Coming of Light, A Poetic Memoir  (leaf press).


Perhaps, you are on a bench
in a park by a river

crying at the sight
of two lovers skating

as if
held aloft by some magical force

You’re a restless ghost tonight
I can’t find the way in to your secrets
and lacy white lies

They press like chloroform
over the mouth piece
of this little black phone

“He’s a Saint” say my friends
as they watch with lips parted

his hands slowly stroke
the supplicant cat

I miss you
I miss your hot breath
suspended like a lantern

my benevolent breasts

I miss you

I miss
your clutch of amazement
that untethered me here

to become a finger point
a sky full of oranges

my rusty Italian
broken into
a thousand different tongues

 Jude Neale (C)

Jude’s new book available on Amazon:

World Poetry Proudly Presents Jude Neale from Bowen Island, B.C. Canada!

Jude Neale, featured poet.








To hear Jude on the World Poetry Cafe with hosts Lucia Gorea and Isreal Moto, please CLICK HERE!

Jude Neale is a Canadian poet living on Bowen Island off of Vancouver B.C. Canada. Her writing has been published  frequently in journals like The Antigonish Review and Quill, online magazines such as Monday’s poem and Ascent Aspirations Magazine, and anthologies like the forthcoming Tri-City Anthology and The Wild Weathers Book of Love. Her book , Only the Fallen CanSee (Leaf press) was published in 2011. It is a collection of poems that have been informed by mental illness. She was shortlisted for the 2012 Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize run out of Ireland; The 2012 International Poetic Republic PoetryPrize out of the U.K. ,and nominated for the 2012 Canadian Re Lit Award for her book ‘Only the Fallen Can See’.

“I start with one image when I write. In the title poem from my next book, A Quiet Coming of Light, I loved the sound of cuttle boned knife, which lead me of course to the kiss in the pathway! I take a long time to complete a poem as the story must be succinctly and beautifully told.”


A spray of moonlight
fell like pewter beads
onto the petaled earth.

I made up sly Russian dance steps
to ambush you-

a curl of smoke crawling
under a tightly closed door.

But oh dearest husband:

now my hair’s white as china
and brittle as branches,

and I still want you
to want me
more than our own small complaints.

I kept your life’s secrets
taped to my mattress

in drawers with no handles
and cuttle-bone knives.

You see,
I wore you like perfume
under the moon
with the roses.

Your skin stretched
and settled round mine.

I remember
the press of your lips
on the pathway,

when we became part of
a quiet coming
of light.

 Jude Neale (C)


Jude Neale Featured World Poetry Poet on the Radio Show!

Jude Neale, Bowen Island Poet!

 Join World Poetry Cafe Radio Hosts, Lucia Gorea and Alejandro Mujica-Olea  as they interview the talented  Bowen Island poet Jude Neale as she presents her third book of poetry: Only the Fallen. She will be launching her new book on June 22nd at World Poetry New Westminster on June 22nd, 6:30 pm, New Westminster Public Library.

To listen to the World Poetry Cafe Radio Show show click here!